Selesele is on the run after escape
Auckland police are hunting a prisoner who escaped from Corrections custody while attending a funeral.
Lusitino Selesele, 41, was on compassionate temporary escort from Spring Hill Corrections Facility last Thursday when he escaped.
Detective Senior Sergeant Roger Small from Waitemata Police said Selesele was believed to be in the Waitakere area.
He was also believed with his partner, Jacinta Sale.
Sale had two warrants for her arrest for driving while disqualified.
Selesele was described as a Pacific Islander, 182cm tall and of large build.
Sale was described as a female Pacific Islander, about 178cm tall and of medium build.
The pair were thought to be driving a white Holden Combo van, registration CYN814.
Anyone with information about their whereabouts was urged to contact Detective Sergeant Ash Matthews of the Waitakere CIB on 09 837 9511
Alternatively, people could provide information anonymously to the Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.